We've bought a new Barrow centre!

on Monday, 08 July 2019.

Alison's Blog

We've bought a new Barrow centre!

Learn more about our new centre in Duke Street, Barrow. 

Dear all, 

It’s been a while since I shared what’s been happening across CancerCare but I have to start with some sad news.

Unfortunately we have bid a fond farewell to two staunch CancerCare stalwarts: Joan Newby who was affectionately known as ‘Mrs Ambleside’ and ran our Ambleside Drop In for nearly 30 years and raised around £130,000 for CancerCare and Linda Davies who also joined the CancerCare family back in 1990 and volunteered on reception and helped run our Lancaster Drop in. Our thoughts are with their families at this sad time.

We have now purchased Duke Street! This is very exciting as we have outgrown our current space in Trinity Church, we have been lucky to secure an extra room (Rachel & the team have been busy decorating) there to see us through until we move in. We are in the process of seeking tenders from local firms to complete the renovation works and hope to have them back by the end of July. We realistically won’t be in the property until later in the year.

You may have heard that Andrea has secured an exciting new role with the cancer alliance and will be leaving CancerCare in the coming weeks. This is a great opportunity for Andrea and I’m sure she will still pop in and see us for a brew and a catch up.

I’m hoping all of you will know that Slynedales will be closed to clients week commencing 15th July for that week. This is so we can repair the driveway and make a start on some essential refurbishments. We hope we can get most of the noisy work out of the way. The centre will remain open to staff and it will be business as usual for us. We do have plans to have a tidy up as well and we will be securing a skip. Please also note we will need to park elsewhere. This could be a perfect opportunity to car share, use public transport, getting your bike out or dusting off your trainers.

And lastly our very own Alison is having surgery on her knee today so we wish the bionic lady a speedy recovery.

All the best,